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soldiers / a force / an army / weapons / arms / military / warlike / CL: 個|个
soldier / CL: 個|个
infantry / foot / infantryman / foot soldier
military service
to serve in the army / to be a soldier
weaponry / weapons / arms
to review troops / military parade
officers and men
munitions factory
large military unit / formation / corps / army
new (army) recruit
the School of the Military, one of the Hundred Schools of Thought 諸子百家|诸子百家 of the Warring States Period (475-220 BC)
military strategist in ancient China / military commander / soldier
Hyōgo prefecture in the midwest of Japan's main island Honshū 本州
commando / special forces soldier
troops appearing suddenly (in a raid or ambush)
celestial soldier / (old) imperial troops / (Tw, jocular) clumsy army recruit / (more generally) bungler / screw-up
rebel soldier
individual soldier / (literary) isolated military unit, cut off from reinforcements
mercenary / hired gun
military police
figurines of warriors and horses buried with the dead / Terracotta Army (historic site)
to lead troops
massive military force
military strength / armed forces / troops
to drill troops / army training
(military) branch of the armed forces
mutiny / (Tw) to be dumped by one's girlfriend while serving in the army
military leadership / military power
artillery soldier / gunner
to levy troops / recruitment
guard / bodyguard
“Art of War”, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书, written by Sun Tzu 孫子|孙子
army deserter
Ministry of War (in imperial China)
art of war / military strategy and tactics
to dispatch an army / to send troops
to send troops
to muster troops / (fig.) to gather forces
ordinary soldier
parade guards (usually spaced out along parade routes) / example / model / pacesetter
lit. short-weaponed soldiery fight one another (idiom); fierce hand-to-hand infantry combat / to fight at close quarters
military parade
(bladed) weapons
child soldier
shrimp soldiers and crab generals (in mythology or popular fiction, the army of the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea) / useless troops (idiom)
to recruit soldiers
to train troops
lit. strong soldiers and sturdy horses (idiom) / fig. a well-trained and powerful army
weapons / arms / fighting / war
to engage in wars of aggression at will (idiom) / militaristic / bellicose
there can never be too much deception in war / in war nothing is too deceitful / all's fair in war
to meet on the battlefield (idiom)
lit. frontline troops / leader / trailblazer / pacesetter
military camp / barracks
military engineer
elite troops
to retreat / to withdraw troops / to recall troops / fig. to finish work / to wind up / to call it a day / used with negatives: the task is far from over
enlisted sailor in navy
a scout / spy
to move an army and send a general (idiom); to deploy an army / to send a team on a task
to beat the gong to recall troops (idiom); to order a retreat
to cease fire / armistice / rested troops
soldiers at the city walls (idiom); fig. at a critical juncture
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action / to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation
manpower resources (for military service) / sources of troops
to hold back one's troops without moving (idiom); to bide one's time
arms / weapons
to dismiss military hierarchy using wine cups / cf Song founding Emperor Song Taizu 宋太祖 holds a banquet in 961 and persuades his senior army commanders to go home to their provinces
to dispatch troops
the military revolt of 960 that led Zhao Kuangyin 趙匡胤|赵匡胤 to found the Song dynasty
troops in defeat like a landslide (idiom); a beaten army in total collapse
lit. every tree or bush an enemy soldier (idiom); fig. to panic and treat everyone as an enemy / to feel beleaguered
soldiers munity and troops rebel (idiom); turmoil and chaos of war
to reinforce / to increase troop numbers / reinforcements / extra troops
a book on the art of war
to lead military operations with extraordinary skill
man-of-war / naval vessel / warship
delaying tactics / stalling / measures to stave off an attack / stratagem to win a respite
celestial troops and generals (idiom) / fig. superior forces
soldiers / troops
lit. no blood on the men's swords (idiom); fig. an effortless victory
people's militia / militia / militiaman
in a state of war
troops and horses / military forces
Hyōgo prefecture in the midwest of Japan's main island Honshū 本州
the Kempeitai or Japanese Military Police 1881-1945 (Japanese counterpart of the Gestapo during WWII)
peaceful measures before using force (idiom); diplomacy before violence / jaw-jaw is better than war-war
to deploy troops / to mass troops
confusion of war / turmoil of war
lit. rich country, strong army (idiom); slogan of legalist philosophers in pre-Han times / Make the country wealthy and the military powerful, slogan of modernizers in Qing China and Meiji Japan (Japanese pronunciation: Fukoku kyōhei)
loose and disorganized soldiers / stragglers / fig. a loner
to call for reinforcements / to bring in troops
guard / garrison soldier

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